Son of Raymond A. Schroth, of Trenton, N. J., a World War I hero and editorial writer and reporter for the Trenton Times, Brooklyn Eagle and New York Herald Tribune for over 40 years, and of Mildred (Murphy) Schroth, of Bordentown, N. J., a teacher in the Trenton public and

Arts & Culture Culture
April 24, 2017
A discerning critic of the American project has become a prophet for our time.
Arts & Culture Dispatches
April 24, 2017
America's books editor surveys interesting recent articles on literature.
A scene from 'Heal the Living'
Arts & Culture Film
April 16, 2017
There is hardly a religious word in all of “Heal the Living,” but the film doesn’t need them.
Arts & Culture Of Many Things
April 12, 2017
Welcome to America's biannual literary review
Pierre Niney and Paula Beer in “Frantz.” © Jean-Claude Moireau - Foz/Courtesy of Music Box Films
Arts & Culture Film
March 15, 2017
François Ozon directs a parable set in the years immediately following World War I.
Arts & Culture Books
February 15, 2017
The story of a corrupt president, Boris Yeltsin, and his successor, Putin, trying to reconstruct their country as a world power
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Arts & Culture Television
January 13, 2017
Is Sherlock Holmes back? Well, it depends on how we define "back."
Arts & Culture In All Things
December 28, 2016
What books made the reader a better person when he or she turned the final page?
In All Things
December 20, 2016
Those visited in 1993 study the press coverage and look back in pain and anger.
Politics & Society In All Things
December 07, 2016
Since my birthday, I have prayed that someone would rescue the country I love from chaos and division.